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Incorporated into: 1965 Camden

Arms (crest) of Hampstead

Official blazon

Arms: Azure a Cross Argent charged with a Mitre between four Fleurs-de-Lys Gules a Chief indented Or fretty Gules.
Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours a Stag's Head Argent attired Or gorged with a Wreath of Holly proper pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Gules charged with a Fleur-de-Lys Argent.
Motto: 'NON SIBI SED TOTI'-Not for self but for all.


The arms were granted in 1931.

The mitre stands for the Abbey of Westminster, to which the Manor of Hampstead belonged from the end of the 10th century until 1539. The other emblems stand for later holders of the Manor: the fleur-de-lis and stag's head for Hickes, the fretty chief for Noel and the cross for Langhorne. The holly is from the seal of the old Hampstead Vestry.

Arms (crest) of Hampstead

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Hampstead

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1908
Arms (crest) of Hampstead

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935

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Literature: Scott-Giles, C.W. : Civic heraldry of England and Wales, London, 1932.